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Book Banning has existed in America since colonial times, when legislatures and royal governors enacted laws against blasphemy and seditious libel. Legislatures in the early American republic passed laws against obscenity. Though freedom of the press has grown significantly over the course of the twentieth century, book banning and related forms of censorship have persisted due to cyclical concerns about affronts to cultural, political, moral, and religious orthodoxy.

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California Digital Library
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james, henry, 1843-1916
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conrad, joseph, 1857-1924
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forster, e. m. (edward morgan), 1879-1970
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joyce, james, 1882-1941
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kipling, rudyard, 1865-1936
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lawrence, d. h. (david herbert), 1885-1930
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Universal Library
by Adolf Hitler
texts
eye 137,987
favorite 61
comment 15
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California Digital Library
by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
texts
eye 61,364
favorite 75
comment 2
Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Project Gutenberg
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 29,091
favorite 19
comment 1
Book from Project Gutenberg: Ulysses Library of Congress Classification: PR Note: This eBook is based on the pre-1923 print editions. Note: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
texts
eye 22,269
favorite 11
comment 0
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New York Public Library
by Grahame, Kenneth, 1859-1932; Bransom, Paul, 1885- ill
texts
eye 17,008
favorite 8
comment 1
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Animals
California Digital Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 14,141
favorite 3
comment 0
Slocum and Cahoon
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
texts
eye 13,539
favorite 4
comment 0
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Topic: Economics
New York Public Library
by Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863; Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859; Rackham, Arthur, 1867-1939, ill
texts
eye 12,712
favorite 25
comment 0
A collection of tales taken from German folklore and immortalized by the brothers Grimm
Topics: Fairy tales, Folklore -- Germany
California Digital Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957; Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957
texts
eye 11,437
favorite 2
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
texts
eye 10,816
favorite 2
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Chopin, Kate, 1851-1904
texts
eye 10,406
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 9,642
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction, Married people -- Fiction
Internet Archive Books
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 9,517
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: Coal miners, Married women, Mothers and sons, Possessiveness
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California Digital Library
by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
texts
eye 7,674
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 7,524
favorite 0
comment 0
Universal Library
texts
eye 6,810
favorite 2
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
New York Public Library
texts
eye 6,400
favorite 1
comment 0
Microfilm
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
texts
eye 5,858
favorite 2
comment 0
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Internet Archive Books
by Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880; Ranous, Dora Knowlton, 1859-1916
texts
eye 5,650
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
texts
eye 5,360
favorite 2
comment 0
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
texts
eye 5,110
favorite 1
comment 0
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Topics: Meat industry and trade -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 4,862
favorite 0
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Brehm, Worth, 1883-1928; Hart, James David, 1911-
texts
eye 4,717
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 4,704
favorite 1
comment 1
31
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864; George H. Doran Company. (1920) bkp CU-BANC; Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
texts
eye 4,542
favorite 1
comment 0
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 4,489
favorite 4
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Heart of Darkness Library of Congress Classification: PR
Banned Books
image
eye 4,484
favorite 3
comment 0
D. H. Lawrence's seminal "Lady Chatterley's Lover" read by Jan McLaughlin.
Topics: d.h. lawrence, lady chatterley's lover, audio book, audiobook, jan mclaughlin
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Topics: Evolution, Natural selection
California Digital Library
by Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
texts
eye 3,721
favorite 4
comment 0
Topics: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, France -- History Revolution, 1789-1799 Causes, Great Britain -- Politics...
California Digital Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916; R. & R. Clark (Edinburgh)
texts
eye 3,671
favorite 4
comment 0
Sweet Collection
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 3,524
favorite 0
comment 1
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( 1 reviews )
Project Gutenberg
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 3,505
favorite 2
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Kim Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 3,485
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
eye 3,260
favorite 0
comment 0
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Banned Books
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951; Jean Hersholt Collection of Sinclair Lewis (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
texts
eye 3,219
favorite 0
comment 0
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Middle-aged men, Businessmen, Conformity
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=GS8a_qv3e6IC&oe=UTF-8
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; Massó Torrents, Jaime, 1863-
texts
eye 3,207
favorite 2
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Rolfe, W. J. (William James), 1827-1910
texts
eye 3,013
favorite 0
comment 0
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Cunha Intermediate School
by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956; Shepard, Ernest H. (Ernest Howard), 1879-1976, ill
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eye 3,009
favorite 2
comment 0
The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday
Topics: Toys, Toys
Source: halfmoonbayschool
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Aristophanes; Zévort, Charles Marie, 1816-1887
texts
eye 2,929
favorite 1
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 2,849
favorite 1
comment 0
Banned Books
by Clemens,Samuel L.
texts
eye 2,739
favorite 1
comment 0
Topics: LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE, Literature, Literature
California Digital Library
by Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
texts
eye 2,652
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: City and town life -- Minnesota Fiction, Married women -- Minnesota Fiction
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
texts
eye 2,507
favorite 0
comment 0
University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 2,424
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
texts
eye 2,372
favorite 0
comment 0
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New York Public Library
by Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
texts
eye 2,323
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Fairy tales
California Digital Library
by Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
texts
eye 2,318
favorite 1
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778
texts
eye 2,199
favorite 2
comment 0
California Digital Library
texts
eye 2,088
favorite 1
comment 0
Topic: Freedom of the press
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 2,061
favorite 0
comment 1
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( 1 reviews )
California Digital Library
by London, Jack, 1876-1916
texts
eye 1,916
favorite 0
comment 0
Cornell University Library
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 1,732
favorite 1
comment 0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Universal Library
by Sinclair Lewis
texts
eye 1,705
favorite 0
comment 0
Cornell University Library
by Joyce, James, 1882-1941
texts
eye 1,678
favorite 0
comment 0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
Banned Books
by Jack London
texts
eye 1,603
favorite 0
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=xFIYAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Project Gutenberg
by Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
texts
eye 1,566
favorite 0
comment 0
Book from Project Gutenberg: Lord Jim Library of Congress Classification: PR
California Digital Library
texts
eye 1,547
favorite 0
comment 0
California Digital Library
by Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
texts
eye 1,522
favorite 0
comment 0
Princeton Theological Seminary Library
by Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871
texts
eye 1,507
favorite 0
comment 0
Topic: Evolution
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 1,470
favorite 0
comment 0
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California Digital Library
by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
texts
eye 1,445
favorite 2
comment 0
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754
texts
eye 1,432
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - John M. Kelly Library
by Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
texts
eye 1,255
favorite 0
comment 0
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by James, Henry, 1843-1916
texts
eye 1,241
favorite 0
comment 0
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Cornell University Library
by Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
texts
eye 992
favorite 0
comment 0
The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
American Libraries
by Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970
texts
eye 494
favorite 0
comment 1
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Banned Books
by Henry James
texts
eye 472
favorite 1
comment 0
Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=KecBAAAAQAAJ&oe=UTF-8